Category: Days Gone By – stories from the past

Days Gone By - stories from the past

Beautiful story by a real person from the mountains in Alabama

During the 1930s, Great Depression era, many writers were employed to interview people around the United States, so their experiences and life history could…

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A former slave from Birmingham Alabama became the first millionaire of color in Jefferson County, Alabama

Andrew Jackson Beard An Inventor (1849-1921) "Andrew Jackson Beard was born a slave on a plantation near Mt. Pinson in Jefferson County, Alabama about…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

The picturesque, historic town of Cullman, Alabama was hit by EF4 tornado in 2011, but did not let it break them [see photographs]

Cullman is the county seat of Cullman County, in the north-central part of the county, on Brindley Mountain, about 2 miles west of Little…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

General Woodward wrote this interesting letter on April 25th, 1858 to Historian, Albert Pickett in 1858 about the Native Americans

(This is a transcription of a letter written in 1858 is about Alabama Indians by Gen. Woodward to historian Albert J. Pickett) Wheeling, Winn…

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[film & old pictures] Can you believe the Masonic building where the Marquis de Lafayette was hosted in 1825 is still standing?

Below is the monument about Lafayette's visit at Claiborne, Alabama in 1825 (Carol Highsmith 2010 Library of Congress) Words on the monument state: Piache, an Indian…

Days Gone By - stories from the past

UPDATED WITH PODCAST Why was there a mystery about John Hunt the sheriff, founder of Huntsville?[film & photographs]

(This is a great story about John Hunt, founder of Huntsville, Alabama. It is sad that his gravesite was ignored for many years.) The…

Days Gone By - stories from the pastGenealogy Information

This Alabama County changed it’s name over the issue of slavery [Many settlers surnames included]

(Many people in Alabama changed their views on slavery as this story reveals)The Alabama County of Calhoun was created by the legislature December 18,…